In The Dark Times

Culture in Exile

Full HD, 85 min.

Teaser of the documentary In The Dark Times by Thomas Büsch and Sabine Küper-Büsch.

World premiere of the movie, June 15, 2016 at Pera Museum, Istanbul.

IndieFest Film Awards, La Jolia, U S A 2016 – Section Documentary Feature, Award of Special Recognition

When a thousand were butchered and there was no end to the butchery, a blanket of silence spread“ – this quote made by Bertolt Brecht still doesn’t loose its contemporary character considering the current development in Syria and other parts oft the MENA region and the forced migration worldwide. The documentary In The Dark Times focuses on the current state of terror and draws a bow to the refugees’ life in their hosting countries, asking questions about their past and future and additionally giving an insight into projects of cultural work that aim to support the migrants. Linked to this the movie purposes to give refugees a voice to express their experiences and thoughts. Therefore it’s a documentary not just about but with and by refugees mostly from Syria.

Produced by the Goethe-Institut Istanbul

In the Dark Times in the press:

Agos/Mel Plant: German Filmmakers Document Istanbul’s New Culture, June 23, 2016
Orient: In The Dark Times – Culture in Exile, July 10, 2016

Sabine Küper-Büsch / Thomas Büsch

Maxi Schneider
Josefine Berkholz
Theresa Wiedemann
Sonja Mattes
Aylin Michel

Nadine Al Lahham
Mohammed Fares
Bassel Halebi
Tuesday Frindt
Hanan Al Tawil
Sabine Küper-Büsch

Music by
Aly Talibab
Walls That Shelter…’
Written and performed by Malafat
Produced by Zanna Productions

Hello Psychaleppo
Sufi Hop

Nothing Left To Do
Featuring Valia

Batool Mohamad
War Step

Makimakkuk & Sun Glitters

Videos by
Bassel Halebi
and Mohamed Fares
Beyond the Station

Maiss Mhd
and Hosam Abou-Ali
We Will Return

Katharina Weithaler
Humus Connection

Adel Qalqili
and Nadine Al Lahham
This is Why…

Nawar Bulbul
Shakespeare in Zaatari

Batool Mohamad
I Love Death
Director – Aamen Alarand
Produced by Bidayyat 2014

Nadine Al Lahham

Workshop Instructors
Ziya Azazi
Thomas Büsch
Ziad Homsi
Sabine Küper-Büsch
Batool Mohamad

Special thanks to
Nazlı Mayuk
Goethe-Institut Istanbul
Dr. Christian Lüffe
Petra Diehl
Tijen Togay

© Istanbul 2016

The movie was produced by the Goethe-Institut in the frame of the Searching Traces program by the InEnart team and the association diyalog Istanbul.

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